Finding Fabrics For Your Office Space

October 15, 2018 / by Bill Miller posted in Office Design

Choosing a fabric for your office spaceWhen you’re selecting furniture and accessories to decorate your office, fabrics will definitely play a role. From desk chairs or comfortable break room seating to sofas for your reception area, fabric is found throughout most office spaces. Fabric can be comfortable, aesthetically appealing, noise-muffling and, when cared for properly, surprisingly durable and long lasting.

Here are some tips to keep in mind when shopping for fabrics for your office.

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What is an Office Build Out?

October 8, 2018 / by Bill Miller posted in Office Move

What is an office buildout? | Houston Installation ServicesIf you are or will be in the market for new office space, you’ve probably got a laundry list of criteria. You probably have a general idea of where the office space will be located, how large it will need to be, and how much you’re willing and able to pay for it. Beyond that, your criteria will depend on your specific business, your corporate culture, and the image you’re trying to uphold.

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How Can I Improve My Leadership Skills at Work?

September 27, 2018 / by Bill Miller posted in Office Etiquette

How to Improve Your Leadership Skills at WorkThe higher you climb within the ranks of your company, the more responsibility you have. The more responsibility you have, the more important it is to delegate tasks. If you want to increase the likelihood that the tasks you delegate will be completed effectively, you’ve got to hire strong employees. Even more important, though, you’ve got to be an effective leader. Here are six tips to improve your leadership skills.

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4 Ways to Make Office Meetings Fun

September 24, 2018 / by Bill Miller posted in Office Etiquette

4 Ways to Make Office Meetings FunFor many businesses, regular office meetings are an essential aspect of the company culture. Meetings ensure that all attendees are on the same page, so to speak, by hearing all parties’ ideas, questions, concerns, misgivings, and suggestions.

Remember the Telephone Game? One person whispers a message to the next person in line, who then passes it along to the next person in line, and this continues until the last person in line announces the message to the group. By then, the message is usually far different than the one whispered by the one who started the progression. Meetings eliminate the Telephone Game effect because all attendees are hearing all information as it’s originally presented. 

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Flexible Classroom Furniture: Check Out Four of Our Favorites!

September 20, 2018 / by Bill Miller posted in Educational Environments

Flexible learning in the classroom and educational seatingThis is the time of year when kids all across the country are getting used to their new teachers, classmates, and schedules; many of them are also getting used to new and very different classroom setups. Just as more offices now incorporate comfortable ergonomic seating and flexible workspaces that encourage interaction and productivity, more schools and teachers are also thinking outside of the box when furnishing their classrooms.

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How to Become the Best Listener in the Office

August 28, 2018 / by Bill Miller posted in Office Etiquette

How to become the best listener in the office. According to Forbes Magazine, better listening skills could lead to more promotions. An article in the Harvard Business Review proclaims listening to be one of the most effective -- and one of the most overlooked -- leadership tools. Research cited by Wright State University concludes that when you listen effectively, “you will get more information from the people you manage, you will increase others' trust in you, you will reduce conflict, you will better understand how to motivate others, and you will inspire a higher level of commitment in the people you manage.” Ask anyone who studies business or is a successful businessperson and they’ll all probably agree that listening is one of the most important skills for a professional to have.

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2018 Trend: Beyond Biophilic Design

August 27, 2018 / by Bill Miller posted in Office Design

Bringing the Outside into an Office with Biophilic DesignIf you like to stay abreast of the latest trends in office design, you’ve probably heard or read about biophilic design. Perhaps you’ve heard the term but aren’t quite sure what it means. Maybe you’ve never heard the term “biophilic design” until now. For the under- or uninformed, biophilic design is one of the most popular office design trends to take hold in recent years. 

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What Should I Consider When Changing My Office Floors?

July 19, 2018 / by Bill Miller posted in Office Furniture

Considerations for changing out your office floorsIf there’s one area of your office that takes more of a beating day in, day out than any other area, it’s your floors. They’re walked on, spilled on, and rolled on. Carpet floors become stained, frayed, and worn over time. Tile, concrete, or laminate become scratched and scuffed over time.

Regardless of what type of flooring you have, it may eventually become outdated and tired. In other words, at some point you’ll need to change your office floors. Before you do, there are some things you need to think about, some steps you’ll need to take, and some prep work you’ll need to do.

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Moving to Houston Doesn’t Mean That You Have to Move to Houston Proper

July 19, 2018 / by Bill Miller posted in Office Move, Office Relocation

Moving Offices to Houston, TexasThere’s no mistaking the fact that the Texas economy is booming. Texas is a very hospitable location for businesses of all sizes and a hotspot for business relocations. Houston, in particular, is centrally located, served by two major airports, boasts one of the nation’s leading medical districts, and located moments from one of the nation’s largest ports. Houston’s professional workforce is highly educated and it’s low cost of living is incredibly attractive to employers and employees, alike.

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Tips for Installing (or Re-Installing) Teknion Office Furniture

July 16, 2018 / by Bill Miller posted in Office Reconfiguration, Office Design

Tips for installing Teknion office furnitureIf you’re an office furniture buyer, you’re unquestionably familiar with the Teknion brand. Teknion is one of the most popular furniture brands, especially amongst companies seeking sleek, modern artistry; smart often customizable designs, and modular workspace options. Teknion is known for innovation and delivering designs that integrate seamlessly within any architectural style and work culture.

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